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Preservation and Sustainability presentation to be held at Heritage Friends Meeting in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, October 4th

September 23, 2008For Immediate Release
Contact: Tim Razzaq
(206) 202-2883

Preservation and Sustainability presentation to be held at Heritage Friends Meeting in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, October 4th

(Philadelphia, PA) – September 23, 2008 - Building Open Opportunity Structures Together (BOOST) cordially invites everyone to an information session by Registered Architect and LEED™ accredited professional Jason Kliwinski. Mr. Kliwinski will deliver his presentation on ”Life-Cycles: Historic Preservation, Adaptive Re-Use, & Sustainability - Natural Fits”. The presentation will be held on Saturday, October 4 from 3PM - 6PM at Heritage Friends Meeting located at Fourth & Arch Streets in Philadelphia, PA.

Key topics that will be presented and discussed include:

• Defining what sustainability means in the built environment
• Understanding carbon neutrality and the impact of the built environment
• Understanding the relationship between preservation, adaptive reuse and sustainability
• Explain the environmental impacts and the relationship of sustainability to others.
• Understanding the importance of sustainability and benefits/economics

As the Associate Director of Sustainable Design for Trenton, NJ-based Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc., Mr. Kliwinski has more than thirteen years of experience in the practice of architecture and sustainable design principles and is one of the preeminent professional’s active in the field of environmentally responsible design. Mr. Kliwinski educates contractors, building owners, and professionals at presentations and conferences regarding the cost-effective incorporation of sustainable design and “green” construction into everyday budgets.

He is actively involved with the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS), and serves as the Second Vice President and Chair of the Committee on the Environment for the New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIANJ).

Advanced registration required: $35 for adults, $15 for children under 12 years old, and children under 5 years old are admitted FREE. Special group rate applies for groups of ten or more ($30 per-person). For more information or to register, call (206) 202-2883 or email Special, limited time offers are also available on the BOOST website ( and email newsletter.

Since 2007, Building Open Opportunity Structures Together (BOOST) has planned, promoted, and coordinated over 50 forums, initially in the Trenton-Mercer County region. As a result of the demand for sustainable design education in the Philadelphia region, BOOST is happy to offer a series of informational presentations on environmentally responsible design and sustainability in the city of Philadelphia. They have developed a speakers' bureau that includes academics, architects, business owners and entrepreneurs as well as professionals and practitioners. Within this bureau, speakers have expertise in areas ranging from green building and sustainable community design to personal and organizational leadership capacity building. For more information, visit our website:

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